ABOUT CAP'N KENNY™
Kenny Sallee, aka Cap'n Kenny™, is licensed by the United States Coast Guard as a Master of
Steam or Motor Vessels for the Great Lakes and Inland Waters with a Commercial Assistance Towing Master Endorsement. Coast
Guard License #000206821.
The cap'n is a disabled military war veteran making the best of his life. He's retired from both
the US military and US Federal Civil Service.
The cap'n was a volunteer with the US Air Force Auxiliary for 6 years specializing in wireless communications
and with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary for 2 years as a Recreational Vessel Safety Examiner.
The cap'n's ancestral family are Native American (Cherokee) and European Immigrants (Swedish, English,
and French). He is descendanted from late 17th century French Huguenot refugees who settled along the James River village
of Manakintown in the Colony of Virginia. He may also have historical ties with the most feared early 17th century North African
Coast corsairs know as the "Sallee Rovers".
In 2002, the cap'n married Barbara Pesicka. They had known each other since their teenage days back
in 1971. They traveled the world together until Barbara had a disabling stroke in 2010 then leased a waterfront cottage overlooking
the bay of Green Bay in the historical community of Oak Orchard, Wisconsin. Barbara passed away on Thanksgiving Day 2012.
In July 2013, the cap'n purchased a house on the Oconto River in Oconto, Wisconsin and started rebuilding
his life by starting a tour boat business. On July 19th, 2014, he married Nancy Benchley of Menominee, Michigan. Nancy's husband
had passed away 2 days before his wife Barbara. Together they are rebuilding their lives while living in their Oconto riverfront